BART officers responded to the station for a report of a fight in progress on the Richmond train that was on the platform. The victim stated that he was sitting inside the train car when the suspect insisted that he knew him. After several more times of him telling him that he did not know him, the suspect told him to open his bag. The victim did not do so, resulting in the suspect physically attacking him. During the attack the victim was thrown to the ground and in the process was bit numerous times by the suspect on his arm, neck and face. The suspect then placed his knee in the back of the victim's neck while yelling at him that he was going to kill him. The suspect eventually took his knee off of his neck and stood up. Prior to exiting the train car the suspect took $60 in twenties from the victim and went down to the concourse level. BART officers arrived at the station and arrested the suspect who matched the description. The suspect had the $60 in his possession and was subsequently identified by the victim as the person who had attacked him.The victim was checked by medical personnel, but he refused to be transported to the hospital. The suspect was transported and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on the listed charges.
A victim reported that their blue 2005 Toyota Tacoma was burglarized while parked in the station’s northeast lot, stall #608, between 0720 and 1915 hours. The truck’s passenger window was smashed to gain entry and a Kenwood brand stereo was taken. An officer responded, did not locate a printable surface, and completed a report.
Officers responded to the station on the report of a black male firing a handgun possibly at another male. Officers unsuccessfully searched the surrounding area for both subjects, who were last seen on-foot and fleeing west bound from the station. A search of the surrounding neighborhood for structures and/or vehicles potentially damaged by gunfire also ended with negative results. A witness indicated the suspect fired the handgun while standing in the east access road, near the primary concourse area of the station; and where officers subsequently located a single bullet casing. The suspect was further described as 20-30 years of age; wearing a gray top and blue jeans. There was no further description for the second male. El Cerrito Police Officers were notified of the shooting. Officers requested station video, and TSOC was notified.
A victim reported (via telephone) the theft of their gray 2011 Honda Element’s catalytic converter while the vehicle was parked in the west lot, stall 125, between 0830 and 1415 hours. An officer made contact with the victim and completed a report.
Officers responded to the station on a report of an armed man who had run to the platform. On arrival, officers determined that a security guard had chased an armed robbery suspect to the station from a nearby store and El Cerrito PD officers were already on scene. The suspect was located on the platform and a replica firearm was recovered along with a knife. The suspect was arrested by El Cerrito PD. Trains were delayed for several minutes during the search for the suspect. TSOC notified TSA-05-14684-16.
Two victims reported the theft(s) of their vehicles’ catalytic converters. The thefts occurred between 0730 and 1800 hours while the vehicles were parked at the station. An officer responded and completed a report. The vehicles are described as follows: • Blue 2002 Honda Element • White 2003 Honda Accord
A suspect called to report that he was having medical issues due to ingesting illegal narcotics. Officers responded and determined that the suspect was wanted for a no bail warrant out of San Francisco for failing to register as a sex crimes registrant. The suspect was arrested and booked for the warrant.
A victim reported the theft of their gray 2008 Honda Element’s catalytic converter while the vehicle was parked in stall 667 between 1030 and 1930 hours. An officer responded and completed a report.
The victim called to report the theft of her vehicle's catalytic converter from her 2005 Honda Element SUV. The victim stated she parked her vehicle in Lot A on 3/19/16 between the hours of 1430-0000.
An officer located six burglarized vehicles in the overflow lot. All of the vehicles had a smashed window and had been ransacked. The loss was undetermined as of this entry. The crimes occurred between 0800-1600 hours.
An officer attempted to detain a male suspect for drinking an alcoholic beverage from a bottle. The suspect, however, walked away and refused to comply with the officer’s orders to stop and comply. Concerned for his safety as the suspect held onto the bottle of alcohol, the officer drew his Taser and ordered the suspect to stop; and he then complied. At this point, the officer placed the suspect under arrest for resisting/delaying police without further incident. The officer performed a criminal history check of the suspect and learned that he was on active (theft) probation. The suspect was then booked into the county jail for resisting/delaying police and for violating the terms of his probation.